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Students block lecturer's return
« on: October 09, 2012, 03:45:03 PM »
Students block lecturer's return

About 100 students, parents and members of faculty of visual arts at Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University rallied in protest on Monday against the reinstatement of lecturer Bungong Inta, who was dismissed from the university eight years ago.

In 2004, Mr Bungong lost his job after a video featuring him masturbating was found in his computer and was then circulated throughout the campus.

He was also accused of arguing with his colleagues and embezzlement of student funds.

He recently requested reinstated to his former teaching position.

Asst Prof Saardsri Kongnil, the university's vice president for planning and development, said the incident occurred eight years ago and the lecturer had already served out his punishment, having had his pay docked for one semester.

However to appease the protesters, the university proposed that Bungong will not teach in the visual arts  faculty. His future career will be decided later by the university administration. If the students and parents still feel his punishment was too lenient, they could lodge an additional complaint with the authorities.

The student protestors agreed to the terms and dispersed.

Bangkok Post